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I have a kenmore dishwasher. I hear the motor running but no water comes out. I poured water inside. It intermidiatly pumps but won't spin with pressure. No water comes out of top sprayer.

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Your bottom spray arm has holes where the water shoots through , make sure they are not clogged.Check upper spray arm also, remove any matter that is blocking the openings and run rinse aid through your D/W at all times. Hint : Glass Magic is a D/W product out in Markets ,if you can run that through the D/W your going to save alot of headaches . Please rate this !

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This is a little late for the OP. But, I had the same problem over Thanksgiving of 2008. I searched online and saw that other people had the same problem, but there were no solutions posted. So, I paid $130 for a service tech to come fix the problem - maybe this will save you some time and money.

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